|Hiring Organization||Yukon Government|
|Post Name||Park Officer|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Work Hours||8 Hours|
|Salary||CAD 35 To CAD 45 Per Hour|
|Location||Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y0B 1Y0|
This competition will be used to staff two casual vacancies and to build an eligibility list for similar positions, including seasonal opportunities should they become available. The Department of Environment is seeking motivated, professional, and engaging individuals to join our Yukon Parks – Park Officer team.
As trusted environmental stewards, the Department of Environment professionals is committed to a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous Yukon. Our people are dedicated to keeping the air, land, and water clean, the responsible management of wildlife, and fostering opportunities to connect with nature. We enrich governance by building our relationships with Yukon First Nation and transboundary Indigenous partners and through the application of both science and traditional knowledge in our decision-making.
As a Park Officer, you’ll support our vision and values by providing compliance, monitoring, and enforcement of natural resource legislation in Yukon Parks. Our Park Officers are our ambassadors, supporting natural resource protection through education and compliance while ensuring Yukon parks and campgrounds remain safe and welcoming spaces that provide a positive visitor experience. The majority of your time will be spent outdoors, interacting with members of the public.
A front-line and field-level position, the Park Officer’s role is both physically and mentally demanding, yet diverse in its challenges, and rewarding. A tremendous amount of responsibility and trust is invested in each Park Officer. Working in both Yukon’s front and backcountry, Park Officers must work independently while contributing to a tight-knit team.
IMPORTANT: To be considered for this opportunity, you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet the following qualifications in your resume. Be sure to highlight how the experience you have acquired aligns with the ‘must haves’ for this position, including the month and year for each work experience entry. Selection for further consideration is based solely on the information you provide in your resume.
Candidates should have and may be assessed on their:
- Post-secondary education in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Conservation, and Environmental Law Enforcement or related discipline.
- Significant experience working in a compliance and/or enforcement role interpreting, applying, and enforcing legislation and regulations relating to parks or natural resource management
- Significant experience working with and educating the public and other stakeholders in the area of natural resource and park management
- Experience in effectively responding to and resolving complaints and conflicts.
- Experience conducting investigations ideally in a compliance and enforcement context.
- Experience in the backcountry including navigation and leading/participating in safety planning and conducting backcountry patrols or natural resource field monitoring programs.
- Experience working in/around helicopters would be an asset
- Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be given equal consideration.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on the:
- Effective communication skills to build collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization.
- Problem-solving to apply conflict resolution skills, complete work independently and utilize sound decision-making to determine a course of action in a compliance and enforcement context.
- Cultural aptitude to apply knowledge and understanding of cultures and community practices that foster understanding and appreciation of diverse viewpoints and to build relationships with individuals from cultures other than their own.
- Team Player to promote and foster teamwork with your fellow officers.
- Professional writing skills, including the use of technology in a professional setting for accurate documentation and report preparation.
Conditions of Employment:
- Valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent
- Security Clearance
- Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
- First Aid/CPR (or ability to obtain within 2 months of hire) and ability to obtain Wildness First Aid certification within a prescribed period.
- A declaration of any convictions under the Criminal Code of Canada for which an official pardon has not been received, as well as any convictions under the following acts: Parks and Land Certainty Act, Environment Act, Wilderness Tourism Licensing Act, and Wildlife Act including convictions under similar legislation in other jurisdictions.
- Wearing and maintaining a uniform
- Working outdoors in a variety of settings (including remote locations), weather and terrain conditions
- Frequent travel within the territory
- Evening/late night/early morning work and weekend shifts
- Lifting or moving heavy objects up to 25 kilograms may be required
To apply for this job please visit yukon.ca.